Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sum of words one uses or understands; a vocabulary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One's vocabulary; the words one uses or understands; one's lexicon.

Etymologies

Translation of Old English wordhord.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A modern revival of Old English wordhord ("treasury of words"), equivalent to word +‎ hoard. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • used in the phrase "unlocked his word-hoard" to describe speaking.

    June 27, 2008

  • this one is apparently an old english synonym for "vocabulary". more colorful tho

    February 16, 2007